By Elezo Libanda
Katima Mulilo, 25 July – At the 2023 Africa Public Service Day in Katima Mulilo, NDN observed that 95 percent of the erected stalls are fully operational, with only a few still being set up. Notably, stalls from MTC and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration were seen actively providing services to the public.
At the MTC stall, pleased clients were seen registering their SIM cards and accessing other offered services. MTC clients had been facing challenges registering their SIM cards, leading to long queues at the service center near Pick n Pay Katima Mulilo. Some individuals even arrived as early as 4 AM, hoping to be the first to register when the center opened at 8 AM. In response to the high demand, MTC has been requested to extend the registration deadline to accommodate everyone. Unregistered SIM cards will be disconnected by the 31st of December 2023.
Simasiku Kabunga, one of the clients registering his SIM cards, expressed his happiness at the relatively shorter queue, stating that he had previously tried multiple times without success.
Another individual, Mandandi Mandandi, a middle-aged man, expressed delight after obtaining his new Identity card, which now allows him to enter Botswana for shopping without the need for a passport. He encouraged others in Katima Mulilo to take advantage of the quick services available at the Africa Public Service Day commemoration.
The event, hosted by UNAM campus in Katima Mulilo, brings together all government service providers under one roof, making it a significant day on the Namibian calendar. This year’s commemoration will run until the 27th of July.- Namibia Daily News